Many small and medium businesses have discovered that hiring a storage unit in a facility that’s easily accessible offers them a business storage solution that is cost effective and convenient. Working out of your garage at home or using a spare room to store your stock or inventory is not an ideal situation.

Over the past year and a half or more while we have experienced lockdown after lockdown because of the pandemic our circumstances have changed. We have needed to spend more time at home and living under the same roof where you are trying to establish a business has become difficult. Conditions may have become a bit crowded. So to have to store your extra work stuff which takes up precious space in your home may no longer be practical.

Alternative Business Storage Solutions

  • The first place many people consider when starting a business or looking for storage for their business stock and inventory is at home, either in the garage, a shed in the garden, or in a room in the house. But the biggest concern with storing at home is the matter of security. How secure can you make your home or garage, whereas a modern storage facility such as Stop & Store Fareham offer superior security to keep your equipment or inventory safely. In fact this is one of the main reasons why businesses use our facility to solve their storage problems.
  • Renting a warehouse or space in a warehouse is an alternative that is a possibility. But warehouse space is expensive so this may not be feasible for your business if you are worried about your bottom line. It also requires a long term commitment as you will be required to sign a long lease and put down a hefty deposit. This can have a negative effect on the cash flow of a small business. Additional overhead fees will also be added to your monthly bill, such as utilities, paying for security, and municipal expenses for waste collection. So your bill varies from month to month, which makes planning difficult.
  • If you have a shop or other retail outlet and you need extra storage space you may look at renting retail space. This could be an expensive choice as retail space per square foot may not be cost effective for you. You will also have the same problems as renting a warehouse with additional costs and overheads for your expense.

Which Types of Businesses Will Benefit from Self Storage?

  • Any type of trades business such as electricians, plumbers, or appliance repair engineers, where the tools of your trade are your most important assets. Tools and work equipment are expensive to replace if they get lost or stolen, so it is essential that you store them somewhere where they will be secure. After all, your business relies on them. You also need to be able to access them easily, so the hours that the self storage facility is open will need to be considered.
    Tools need to be kept neatly so that they do not get damaged, so being stored in an untidy pile in the corner of your garage or thrown into a shed is not a solution. Rather add some shelving to your storage unit so that you can pack your tools in an organised manner and keep them in good working condition. This way they won’t get blunted, or broken, and you can see at a glance what you have.
  • Professional decorators and landscape designers have equipment such as long ladders, wheelbarrows, garden equipment, painting equipment, and power tools that they need to keep safely. A corner in the garage at home is not really suitable to keep this sort of equipment, and a self storage unit would make much more sense.
  • If you have recently started an ecommerce store and are managing an increasing amount of stock and orders, a self storage unit is ideal, especially if you live in a small home. You will soon run out of space. A self storage facility may be able to help with receiving deliveries for you and keep them until you can get there. This way you don’t need to be physically around. This means that you can have your stock and returns sent directly to the storage facility which is great for business.
    You can keep your packaging supplies and materials such as storage boxes, tape, bubble wrap, and any other materials you may need in an organised manner. You can even add a table and shelves so you can pack your orders and send them from your unit.
  • A self storage unit is ideal for people who run a stall at a market. Your stock is kept safely between market days, and all new stock can be delivered directly to the facility. So whether you sell clothing, jewellery, books, knick-knacks, objects, or antiques and homeware, you can be sure your stock will be out of harms’ way in a clean, dry environment.

Stop & Store Fareham Offer Business Storage Solutions for You

  • Our units vary in size from 12 sq ft to 200 sq ft so no matter what you need to store, we will have the correct size storage unit for you. By using our handy space calculator you can select the correct size unit for your needs. Otherwise please discuss your needs with us and we will gladly advise you on what will be best for your business needs.
  • Our security systems are top of the range, and you can be assured that your goods will be safe from theft. We have 24 hour monitored CCTV, as well as intruder alarms.
  • Book and pay for your unit online from the comfort of your laptop or phone and receive your individual PIN code. You will be able to move your goods in right away.
  • No deposits are payable, and your monthly cost is fixed – there are no hidden surprises.
  • We offer short term and long term rentals, keep an eye open for our special offers that we advertise on our website.
  • Our facility is conveniently situated in the Fareham Shopping Centre, in the heart of the town, offering you easy access to load and unload your goods.

Tel: 01329 556174 We look forward to hearing from you.